Feb 2017

Events in February 2017

2 Feb World Wetlands Day

Thursday 2nd
12:00am - 12:00am

Inflatable Regatta Yarra Bank Reserve, 44 Creswick Street, Hawthorn Boroondara 3122

Saturday 11th
12:00am - 12:00am
Melbourne Water

Supported by Melbourne Water, the Inflatable Regatta is returning to the Yarra in February, with organisers promising it will be bigger and better than the sold out 2016 event.
The biggest inflatable boating event in the Southern Hemisphere, it will begin at Hawthorn Rowing Club and end at Hawthorn’s Fairview Park. The Regatta will feature 1000 one- and two-person inflatable dinghies, and a floating stage with bands playing as participants drift down the river.
Take the opportunity to experience and appreciate the Yarra River up close. Visit the Inflatable Regatta website for more information, and to get your tickets today.  There are also opportunities to volunteer. Visit the volunteer section of the Inflatable Regatta website for more information and to apply.



Drawing out the birds at the Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Education Centre 278 Edithvale Road, Chelsea Heights, VIC

Sunday 12th
12:00am - 12:00am
Melbourne Water

Join us and artist Zoe Wood in celebrating World Wetlands Day at the Edithvale Seaford Wetlands Education Centre. Watch as Zoe brings beautiful images of wetland birds to life over the course of three Sunday afternoons in February.

Bookings essential for groups of 10 or more. Please call us on 131 722.

Waterbug Census Training Darebin Parklands meeting room, end of Separation Street, Alphington 3078

Sunday 26th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Melbourne Water

Macroinvertebrates (or waterbugs) are very important for the health of the waterway as they are a key part of the food chain and can tell us about the health of the ecosystem.

Join Merri Creek Management Committee at the Waterwatch waterbug training day to learn more about these amazing animals. You can also find out how to become involved in the Waterbug Census at your local waterway.

The training day will cover:

  • Why we are interested in macroinvertebrates
  • How to sample for macroinvertebrates (including field safety)
  • Identifying live macroinvertebrates (using the Agreed Level Taxonomy System)

Bookings essential by calling Merri Creek Management Committee on 9380 8199. Lunch provided.